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Reds To Keep Current Crest

Monday January 20 2014

Oakwell Oakwell

THE long-running saga of changing the Reds' club crest has come to an end after it was announced that the badge will not be changing.

Three new designs were put to supporters last year as part of a proposed 'brand refresh' introduced by chief executive Ben Mansford.

A club statement said: "The overall results highlighted that nearly 80 per cent opted for a new design, but the voting finished equal between option D and the existing crest.

"Although there's been a clear vote for a change, the margin between the top two was so narrow that the club felt it would be appropriate to stick with the current crest." 

A good choice? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Shaun Atkinson on Monday January 20 2014 at 11:35
It makes sense to keep the current badge as it's the town's coat of arms showing the tradition of mining and glassmaking. The badges that were suggested looked basic anyway.

Reply Posted by Back passage on Monday January 20 2014 at 12:51
The new badge should have been an image of scaffolding to symbolise the reds holding the rest of the league up.

Reply Posted by yipee on Monday January 20 2014 at 14:16
Thats the right thing to do why change it this badge shows the past heritage of a town to be proud of. If we change anything why not go back to the clubs original nickname? The Colliers or have people forgotten "we are the Colliers"

Reply Posted by Kfc on Monday January 20 2014 at 18:27
Right decision. Now let's start our next project and replace BMBC Labour Party from Local Goverment.

Reply Posted by You Reds on Monday January 20 2014 at 18:55
Yeah we all know they're shite Kfc, what's the alternative.

Reply Posted by Pingu on Tuesday January 21 2014 at 15:23
Kipper for mayor!!! Toby tyke leader of council. Residents of sparrow park on council committee !!! SORTED

Reply Posted by toby tyke on Tuesday January 21 2014 at 15:33
ermmm' scuze me.!!!!! but you dint want me when leets needed turning on at chrimbo! Ive got dog on. Dunt you get me in on council nar that its ruff and yer need my yelp!!!
You do it Pingu or ask that Platt kid!